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    Normad shooting coat

    Hi guy ,

    help be good.
    Looking at getting a Normad coat in the tweed but unsure of size to get. Most coats I got are a large . Would I get away with a medium ? Or would it be too small.

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    I think you'd be alright with your normal size, I have a medium quad rider from them and its standard size.

    Its a sizable investment though bud there not cheap, best try one on first! I guess you can always return it for a different size should it not fit.

    Nomad also attend a few shows throughout the year or maybe there's a kind sole that has one on here that's near to you and you could try theirs on?
    “Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person.”
    –Fred Bear -

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    A mate has a large and said he can wear a jumper under his so was thinking maybe a medium .

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    Nomad clothing has been discussed quite a lot on here. It might be worth your while having a quick look before you part with all that cash.

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    Made in Asia
    1970's design
    Taped seams that fall off
    No washing instructions
    No sizing label
    No hanger loop
    Oversize hood even for a helmet
    Made from a plastic based matierial
    Sweaty
    $hit zip
    Gets heavy after a few hours rain
    Twice the price they should be for a single layer product
    Stiffens up in minus temperatures
    Fake tweed print is just that
    Other than that they are terrible on a good day
    Same price as Swazi tahr and not even in the same league

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    Despite some of the reports (even Red-Dots!) on here I have one of their tweed shooting jackets (Nomad UK : Specialist Sporting Garments) and have generally been very happy with it, other than two things.

    First, I've lost a couple of the drain-hole eyelets in the large pockets. Easy enough to replace, but a pain nonetheless.

    Second, there is a gap between the shell and the inside chest pocket. I've thought I've put things in the chest pocket and actually dropped them into the gap instead. A pain when it's your car keys!

    Other than that I've worn it in heavy rain and have kept nice and dry. Being fleece it's a nice light jacket that doesn't feel like a ton of bricks at the end of a long day. It's also probably the one shooting jacket I've got that others have looked at and wanted to buy.

    Size-wise I found them a bit short in the body and sleeves, so ended up with an XL with longer body and longer arms - custom dimensions but at the regular price.

    Re: the Swazi Tahr, I have one of those and love it......but not for game shooting.
    Last edited by willie_gunn; 19-01-2016 at 18:38.
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    To perhaps take R-D's points one-by-one:

    Made in Asia - can't really say it bothers me where they are made so long as they work! Swazi is made in Australasia, my cameras are made in Japan, as is my car.....
    1970's design - a bit like a Defender then
    Taped seams that fall off - they haven't, yet. They did on my Nomad plus 4's but those are ancient!
    No washing instructions - correct
    No sizing label - correct (but mine was custom sized)
    No hanger loop - mine has
    Oversize hood even for a helmet - mine doesn't have a hood
    Made from a plastic based material - yes, but that's true of Gore-Tex as well
    Sweaty - not mine
    $hit zip - not mine
    Gets heavy after a few hours rain - not mine
    Twice the price they should be for a single layer product - the Swazi Tahr is also single layer. The number of layers is not necessarily an indication of either price or effectiveness.
    Stiffens up in minus temperatures - not mine
    Fake tweed print is just that - yes, it it is, but I've had it with tweed; the weight, the scratchiness, the smell.....I also have a Musto Technical Tweed jacket that is fake tweed!
    Other than that they are terrible on a good day - not mine
    Same price as Swazi tahr and not even in the same league - horses for courses.....

    I certainly don't think Nomad are perfect by any stretch, but as with so much in life there are two sides to everything.
    Last edited by willie_gunn; 19-01-2016 at 18:39.
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    I have one the same as Willie gunn's by the sound of it , I quite like it as a working jacket waterproof not a 100% but very little is , windproof pretty much so and very comfortable

    Like Willies mine does not have a hood not a big problem as I am not that keen on hoods, as Red Dot says problems with tapes on seam and no loop to hang it up which is a pain in the @@@@

    Poor after sales service and too expensive would I buy another no! Don't think I would ever have bought one , this one was a gift .
    Still like it though so RD if you don't like yours you know where to send it

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    Bottom line is they are twice the price they should be.

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    I have one of the early green ones that must be nearly 20 years old that I picked up for less than £100 in a sale. It's great, although as Willie says, a bit short in the arms. It lives in the back of my car & the dogs curl up on it. It just keeps going & it's my go-to garment for stalking & shooting in poor or cold weather. The tape has indeed failed by now but it's still ok in all but the very worst weather.

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    I also have one of the tweed hooded ones & it's all that Red-dot says & more (or perhaps less). I really dislike it but it is waterproof so I've not gotten rid of it.

    Do not buy one that bears the abomination that they call a hood.
    Last edited by McKenzie; 21-01-2016 at 17:03.

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